Illustrations of Mines and Buildings around the Camborne Redruth Area

  Minescape Illustrations are hand drawn using technical Instruments and traditional methods. 

 

 Wheal Agar Mine Pool Redruth

This is from my original sketch Illustration in graphite, of Wheal Agar Mine Pool as it looked in 1908.

Unusual features on the engine house side elevation, was a clock and the unusual slit windows, the clock could be seen from the Redruth to Camborne main road, the building in the front of the Illustration is the rock breaker plant.

 

 

Camborne School of Mines


This is from my original sketch Illustration in graphite, of the world famous Camborne School of Mines as it looked in 1954. Camborne School of Mines was a world leader in mining education, training and technology, students from all over the world attended and graduated from here, and also used the nearby student training mine King Edward at Troon.

The building was unfortunatly demolished, in the 1990's and newer retail buildings now stand on this site.

 

 

East Pool and Agar Mine


This is from my original sketch Illustration in graphite, of East Pool and Agar Mine as it looked just after the 2nd world war.

The mine was kept open in the war years to mine mineral's that were used in the war effort. The engine has the distinction of being the last Cornish engine to raise water on steam power, helping to keep the neighboring South Crofty de-watered, the engine finally ceased pumping in 1954.

The 110ft chimney stack shows the letters E.P.A.L in white brick, this was the companys brand name for production of East Pool Arsnic Ltd.